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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was… - coupersetique denpa
Sat, Dec. 15th, 2012 10:37 pm
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was surprised at how not terrible this book was. In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have been. As a Cold War baby I have a lot of love for dystopian books. It is VERY PLOTTY. Apparently the author is a seasoned tv writer. It shows in how the book is structured, paced, and is at the perfect reading level for the intended audience. If you liked this book, The Hunger Games is somewhat like Battle Royale (BR is older and gorier... and Japanese.)

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I can't really say a lot without wrecking the first book, which this is a continuation of. I do like this. It feels, in e-book format, as if they should all be part of the same book, because they are so quick to read. In reality an all in one volume would be a thumb buster. It isn't as deeply satisfying as The Handmaid's Tale but
it's still fun (as far as dystopian books can be fun.)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I can't say a lot about this book without spoilers... I think the pacing got uneven, to where I felt like parts of the book went on for a long time and then the ending was over very quickly. I enjoyed how it showed the overall ambiguous morality of some of the 'good guys.' Overall I enjoyed the series.

Spitfire by Annette Sandoval
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sandoval's novel about a quirky, sarcastic admin at a law office who becomes a suspect after one of her friends with benefits is murdered. This book is pretty much light suspense/mystery/romance. It's the narration of the main character that makes it an entertaining read, if you do not like her, you will not like the book. I have to admit, she had me at 'makes videos of lame pick up lines.'

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tyler Hamilton's personal account of doping in the world of cycling, including his time on the Postal team with Lance Armstrong. Fascinating, if you're interested in the subject matter at all. There's a fair amount of descriptions of injections and bloodwork, if you are squeamish.

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